What is CCEEL?

What is CCEEL?

Established in 2013, the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) is based at the Law School of the University Eastern Finland. It brings together the Law School’s activities in the areas of climate change, energy, natural resources and environmental law. Aiming for high quality and international impact, the Center provides a common platform for discussion, research and education on these topics.

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The CCEEL team includes several well-known international experts and consists of seven professors, around ten senior or post-doctoral researchers and more than 20 PhD researchers.

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CCEEL aims to produce high-quality and policy-relevant research in its areas of expertise. The Center’s research activities are carried out by three research groups, focusing respectively on: climate change and international environmental law; energy law; and Finnish national environmental law. CCEEL is hosting several research projects with funding from the European Research Council, the Finnish Strategic Research Council, the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment.

Learn more about our research areas and projects.


CCEEL coordinates the UEF’s Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law, launched in 2013. It is also part of the Nordic Master in Environmental Law together with the Universities of Uppsala (Sweden) and Tromsø (Norway), whereby students spend time at each of the three Nordic universities. CCEEL also cooperates with UN Environment Programme to organise an annual capacity-building course on multilateral environmental agreements for international environmental negotiators and diplomats. Starting in 2004, the course has been organised 15 times.

Learn more about our Master’s degree and doctoral programmes, and UEF-UNEP courses.

Blog and events

The Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law organizes various academic conferences, workshops and other events. These academic events are often interdisciplinary and allow the exchange of ideas on common issues across disciplines. CCEEL is also publishing a monthly blog and sharing information on its activities through Twitter (@uefcceel) and Facebook.

Read our blog and events.